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Tarot Card of the Week: Lizard

LizardTarot Card of the Week: June 26 – July 2, 2017

Lizard

This week you may find yourself needing to defend your belief systems to others. You may be called upon to stand your ground and express your views with courage and conviction.

This is not going to be the time to waiver or back down. It’s all about standing up for what you believe in, even if you find yourself at odds with the masses.

The Lizard — or Seven of Branches in the Animal Wisdom Tarot — is associated with the Seven of Wands in traditional tarot. It’s all about holding your ground and not allowing yourself to be backed into a corner. It’s about refusing to take the easy way out or to concede defeat.

Look at how vibrant and colorful this lizard is. He’s not about to be toned down or forced into complacency. His confidence may be bolstered by the branches that frame him on either side, but you can see that they offer little protection.

The rainbow behind him though says that he’s standing up for something he truly believes in. His ideals are noble and his intentions are grand — even as he loudly proclaims them.

Card of the Week: Summer Solstice

Card of the Week: June 19 – 25, 2017

Summer Solstice

The Sun moves into Cancer this week (on Wednesday, June 21, 2017), marking the onset of the Summer Solstice as well as the longest day of the year.

This is measured by the amount of time between Sunrise and Sunset for those in the Northern Hemisphere; it’s exactly the opposite (Winter Solstice and shortest day of the year) for those in the Southern Hemisphere.

This card — from Steven D. Farmer’s gorgeous Earth Magic Oracle deck —  is called “Radiance” and honors the Sun’s role in giving us the longest day of the year, i.e., the Summer Solstice.

When we think of the Sun, we think of warmth, light and life. It warms our spirits as well as our bodies; it brightens our moods as well as the outside world, and it brings life to our dreams and goals as well as to every living thing on the planet.

It refers to the wonder and glory of being alive. Of feeling warm, confident, radiant and spirited. Its attitude is that “everything is as it should be” today, for you and in the world around you.

Tarot Card of the Week: Knight of Wands

Joie de Vivre Tarot

Knight of WandsTarot Card of the Week: Jun 12 – Jun 18, 2017

Knight of Wands

Your energy levels should be high this week with Mercury trining Jupiter and the Moon conjunct Uranus in Aries. These transits allow for a freedom that you may not have felt recently.

Like the Knight of Wands in this card — from the Joie de Vivre Tarot — you seem to have a spring in your step and a devil may care attitude that anything you set out to do can be accomplished.

This is throughout all aspect of your life. From the round coin shapes under your feet to the love hearts you are about to land on… it’s all like frosting on the cake and there for your pleasure.

Any correspondence or communications you need to catch up on can go a bit more smoothly this week, and if there’s a situation that has been making you nervous or ill at ease to the point that you want to escape but don’t know the best way to go about it, you may just find yourself throwing caution to the wind and just moving on.

Nothing is going to hold you back. The Knight of Wands tells you that everything you want to achieve is yours for the taking. The sky is the limit — you just need to give it everything you have as you reach for your goals.

Tarot Card of the Week: Four of Swords

Four of SwordsCard of the Week: June 5 – 11, 2017

Four of Swords

This week you may feel like you need to take a breather or just focus on getting some much needed peace and quiet.

The Four of Swords — from the Golden Tarot of Klimt — encourages you to disengage from all the commotion that surrounds you find your strength through rest and recovery.

It could be as simple as getting away for a few days to relax and recharge your batteries. And it could be as profound as going on a life-altering pilgrimage or spiritual retreat.

It refers to removing yourself from all of the distractions in your life and reflect rather than “act.” It speaks of detaching from the whirlwind of activity around you and choosing to observe rather than participate.

You might also be thinking of getting away from it all. You could be feeling the strains of mundane responsibilities; or maybe you just long to escape from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life.

Tarot Card of the Week: White Tiger Nine

White Tiger Nine

Tarot Card of the Week: May 29 – Jun 4, 2017

White Tiger Nine

Life may be catching up with you this week as the White Tiger Nine sweeps in with the promise of… well perhaps a change in your luck and not necessarily for the better.

This is the Feng Shui Tarot’s version of the Nine of Swords, which is known as a card of struggle and strife. From the image on this card you can see that the path before you is not a straightforward one, albeit that you are not in the flames, you are nonetheless walking a very fine line between things going ok and things taking a turn for the worst.

Keep this in mind if you have anything big to do this week, and don’t try to push for more than you naturally believe you deserve and even then you may wish to push for a bit less than that.

A white tiger is a rare creature and if you are feeling as if the world is against you this week then bear in mind that you are perhaps a little out of your depth when it comes to the direction you are seeking to take and that the path will not be easy.

If you look in the background of this card there is a reminiscent scene from Gone With the Wind in which people are running from something and a horse is rearing its front legs as if in fright.

Tarot Card of the Week: Seven of Tulips

Seven of Tulips

Tarot Card of the Week: May 15- May 21, 2017

 Seven of Tulips

If you aren’t careful with what you are doing this week, you may just inadvertently make a huge mistake.

If you have papers to sign, contracts to read over, etc make sure you do so twice and don’t sign anything that you don’t understand.

The Seven of Tulips — (the Rabbit Tarot’s version of the Seven of Cups) can be a card of confusion. It can also show that you are away with the fairies somewhat and not completely grounded. It can see you putting faith into empty promises, or can turn wishful thinking into later regrets.

Here we see a cute little rabbit picking pink tulips whilst at the same time not looking at what she is doing and also looking for all the world as if she has her head in the clouds (literally).

The best that can be said is that if there is a middle ground or middle of the road stance for you to take on something today then do it. Don’t rock the boat and don’t go pushing into any arguments that you don’t have any right to be in.

Tarot Card of the Week: Ten of Wands

Mary El Tarot

Ten of Wands

Tarot Card of the Week: May 1 – May 7, 2017

Ten of Wands

You may have to muster up the strength, determination and fortitude this week to do what must be done, even if the task before you seems daunting and overwhelming.

The Ten of Wands — this version from the stunning Mary-el Tarot — is all about rising to the occasion and taking care of business, no matter how difficult or arduous that may be. It’s about stepping up to the plate and shouldering responsibilities — or like the figure in this card, moving through hell or high water to get the job done.

What do you think would happen if the man and his were to slow down or stop in their tracks? They’d be consumed by the flames that are already engulfing them. They’d surely perish on the spot.

The idea here seems to be that once the task is started there’s no turning back. The rider pledges his commitment (notice his hand held over his heart) and the horse gathers speed.

He may have taken on more than he thinks he can handle, but he’s not going to throw in the towel. This is the essence of the Ten of Wands. Upholding your responsibilities may be more than you bargained for, but that doesn’t excuse you from doing them.